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gunn truscinski is some really great stuff too
no shout-out for the guitar player?
Her issue should not be with Foxygen, but with critic/writers/hype machine/fans. Its all about what happens after the music. To me, they are young kids, with a goofy name playing music that sounds like the music they love. And while derivative, they are damn good at it. Her turmoil is over the praise and significance this music is given. Dont ask for more from your bands, ask more from your blogs. ask more from FANS. After all, the demand is what drives the coverage.
for real, I love frank ocean but his performance was easily the worst of the night. He was all over the place and missed a ton of notes. Sorry.
Jack White on the hand, destruction. Also, loved the Marley tribute.
Jack White and Miguel killed, but man, Frank Ocean was rough.
See I heard bits of the first two records, but Scabdates blew my mind. I was into punk and the idea of improvisation and only playing what you, the band, wanted to play instead of the hits? Shit, that was cool and more punk than anything NoFX has ever done!
And then came Amputechture. I see the problems people have with it, but I personally hold it right up there with Deloused. I was so excited to go on the journey through their 15 minute, over stuffed with ideas, “songs”. But there is without a doubt a sonic shift there, and was different from their predecessors.
Just a heads up, that is now how Miles and Teo Macero recorded Bitches Brew. They would actually do extended jams based on super loose ideas and then Teo would go back and assemble them into “songs”. Omar’s method is much more akin to how Woody Allen does his films.
Father John Misty’s Tramp should have been number 1. Wait…
Ya, Bruce at #1 seems right in line with his priorities http://timheidecker.com/post/37123075992/a-few-words-on-my-new-job-as-editor-in-chief-of-rolling
In the realm of Top 40/Hot 100, I think fun had the best album this year.
The Aggrolites? Nice! Acknowledging their ska roots
Tera Melos!! Patagonian Rats was one of if not the best record of last year.
nice, really diggin “Butterfly” cant wait to finally hear the whole album!